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Barshay Leaving Cravath to Lead M&A at Paul Weiss

April 11, 2016, 4:00 AM

Scott Barshay, among the most prominent mergers-and-acquisitions lawyers in the U.S., is joining Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in a rare departure of a partner from Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP.

Barshay, whose recent assignments included helping Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. navigate a takeover battle, is joining Paul Weiss as global head of mergers and acquisitions, according to a statement on April 3. The position is newly created.

Barshay spent close to 25 years at Cravath, where his work for clients such as Anheuser-Busch InBev and Cameron International helped make that firm the No. 2 M&A ...

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